we make with the afghan government. >> not only would it be dependent on that authority, but my point is, whatever number we have coo only be committed if we have a bilateral security agreement. we need a bilateral security agreement before troops are actually left there after 2014. is that correct? >> that's that's exactly right. >> whatever number, whether it is 8,000, 12,000, 6,000, or 14,000, or whatever it is, is our share of the total number of troops there, that that would only be accomplished if, in fact, there is a bilateral security agreement between our two countries.